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Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo, machete in car

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday. President Barack Obama was ...

Man seen with missing Virginia student being sought

Sep 23, 2014

Man seen with missing Virginia student being sought

A man authorities believe is the last person seen with a British-born student before she disappeared is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving. But they say they also want to talk to him about the missing teen. Virginia State Police ...

Sep 23, 2014

German police arrest suspected Islamic State fighter

German police have arrested a Turkish man suspected of having fought for the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, public prosecutors said Monday. The 40-year-old, who lives in Berlin and is a Turkish citizen, was detained by a special police unit in the German ...

White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

Sep 23, 2014

White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

The man who jumped the fence at the White House and entered the building in a major security breach was scheduled to appear in court on Monday amid reports that U.S. authorities are considering ways to increase the security buffer surrounding the presidential compound. ...

Sep 21, 2014

French criminal arranges his own funeral to escape justice

A French criminal came up with a cunning plan to escape the long arm of the law by announcing his own funeral, which both the police and his unsuspecting grandmother attended. The 26-year-old, wanted for a long list of offenses including fraud and theft, ...

Iranians sentenced for dancing to 'Happy' hit

Sep 20, 2014

Iranians sentenced for dancing to 'Happy' hit

Seven young Iranians featured dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” in a video that went viral on the Internet have been given suspended sentences of lashings with a whip and terms in jail, a lawyer said Friday. Recorded on a smartphone and uploaded ...

Sep 19, 2014

Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court

A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, “crime pays.” Jeremiah Jakson is charged with strangling an art school graduate staying in the same boarding house. Prosecutors believe Jakson killed 23-year-old Laura Araujo in ...

Sep 19, 2014

Swede acquitted of rape after 'sexsomnia' diagnosis

A Swede who had sex with a woman while he was asleep was acquitted of rape because he suffers from “sexsomnia,” according to a court ruling AFP obtained Thursday. The 26-year-old man did not have “the intention” to have sex, the Sundsvall appeal court ...

Sep 19, 2014

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor her 22-year-old husband, Elytte, displayed emotion ...